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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... The equal opportunities watchdog was asked whether using the word "locust" to refer to a mainlander would be a punishable offence. Possible legislation to protect mainlanders and migrants ... are not protected against "racial" discrimination, but the commission has suggested expanding the definition. The suggestion has raised speculation that using insulting words ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    An engineer's fiery passion for robots

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans

    ... programme had seen 319 graduates, 242 of whom are still in business. Since 2010, Sham's company has developed a close working partnership with the Guangdong Academy of Forestry to protect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586061/engineers-fiery-passion-robots
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Protecting gay people from discrimination is essential if the city is to realise potential, British diplomat tells LGBT rights symposium Expats 'put off HK' by lack of gay rights law A lack of protection for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is deterring talented workers from moving to Hong Kong, a top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Activists urge lawmakers to stand against anti-gay prejudice

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... legislation that protects sexual minorities against discrimination in employment and education," Professor Holning Lau of the University of North Carolina's school of law, said. Professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581239/activists-urge-lawmakers-stand-against-anti-gay-prejudice
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... Chow's universal retirement protection scheme, elderly residents- rich or poor- would get a pension of HK$3,000 a month without a means test. He suggested a "payroll old-age tax" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578366/proposed-hk3000-monthly-pension-could-be-lowered-tough-economic-times
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Write pension policy for the sake of the people'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... retirement protection proposals- including a universal pension- comes out tomorrow, Kwok hopes that the government will seriously consider the options, and "write the policy for the sake of the people". Full-time mother Chen Yiping is one of the city's many housewives who are excluded from most retirement protection and social benefit plans. "If it meant a bigger contribution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577151/write-pension-policy-sake-people
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... there should be an additional profits tax. "We have been talking about retirement protection for 30 years. Now the government has huge surplus … if it is not introduced now, it may be impossible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... be a choice for the people when retirement protection goes into public consultation," the Civic Party's Kwok Ka-ki said. Some have suggested the government's report, conducted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568558/civic-party-presses-retirement-plan-it-says-government-report-ignored
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Welfare benefits not enough for rent

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by CALVIN LIU

    ... "The government really needs to … come up with a renting policy to protect renters as soon as possible."   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559264/welfare-benefits-not-enough-rent
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Kids now have more diverse dream jobs, poll finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... is campaigning for a Children's Commission to be set up to better protect young people's interests. A motion to "expeditiously set up a commission" was approved by the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557043/kids-now-have-more-diverse-dream-jobs-poll-finds

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